Lisburn Standard - Friday, 7 July, 1916


REDMOND -- July 4, 1916, at her residence, 78 Bridge Street, Lisburn, Fanny, the dearly-beloved wife of John Redmond; and was interred in the Lisburn Cemetery on Thursday, at 3 p.m. Deeply regretted. Inserted by her loving Husband and Daughters.

Killed in Action

LEATHEM -- Killed in action, June 24th, 18077, Rifleman William Leathem, R. I. Rifles (South Antrim Volunteers), eldest and dearly-beloved son of Henry and Barbara Leathem, 22 Young Street, Lisburn. Deeply regretted.

LAVERY -- Killed in action, on June 24, 1916, 18048, Sergeant William Lavery, R.I.R., South Antrim Volunteers. Deeply regretted by his Brother-in-Law and family. WESLEY GRAHAM. 60 Melrose Street, Belfast.

LEATHEM -- Killed in action, on June 24th, No. 18077, Rifleman William Leathem, R.I.R. (South Antrim Volunteers).
      His life for his country,
      What more could he do?
Deeply regretted by his Aunt and Cousin, ANNIE and FRED THOMPSON, 40 Bridge Street, Lisburn.

LISBURN MECHANICS L.O.L. LEATHEM -- The Members of above Lodge regret the death of our beloved brother, Rifleman William Leathem, R. I. Rifles (South Antrim Volunteers), who was killed in action on the 24th June.


Sad Yet Proud Day For Lisburn

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South Antrims' Penetrate Fifth Line Trenches

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"Nothing Finer Has Been Done In The War."

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Heavy Casualties in Officers and Men.

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To-day the war has been brought home to us all more forcibly than ever, and while we have very heavy casualties to chronicle, we have also the glorious news that the Ulster Division had brought fresh honour and glory to our loyal province and additional lustre to the traditions of the British Army.

In the great offensive operations commenced on the 1st July no battalion bore a braver or better part than the South Antrim Volunteers, the gallant fellows who volunteered from our own town and neighbourhood. Unfortunately the losses were very heavy, which can easily be guessed from the fact that they penetrated to the fifth line of the German defence.

With much pain and sorrow, mingled with infinite pride, we publish to-day a heavy casualty list, headed unfortunately by our good friend Major A. P. Jenkins, whose brother just as we write (at 11-30) personally called to confirm the sad news that Major Jenkins has been killed in action. The list unfortunately is far from complete, as relatives of the men in all parts of the town are continuing to receive intimation that their dear ones have been either killed or wounded.

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Some South Antrim Losses South Antrim Volunteer Casualties.

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Major A. P. JENKINS.
Captain O. B. WEBB.
Lieutenant E. VANCE.


Captain C. C. CRAIG, M.P.


Captain Cecil F. K. EWART.


Captain A. P. I. SAMUELS.
Sec.-Lieutenant J. C. CARSON.
Sec.-Lieutenant C. H. H. ORR.


Lieutenant GUY O. L. YOUNG.

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Sergeant William Lavery, Lisburn.
Rifleman William Leathern, Lisburn.
Corporal David Tate, Lisburn.
Rifleman David Boyd, Lisburn.
Rifleman John Harvey, Lisburn.
Rifleman John Brown, Lisburn.
19290, Rifleman J. Waring, Dunmurry.


Rifleman Isaac Keery, Lisburn.
Co. Sergt.-Major S. Breathwaite, Lisburn.
Sergt. J. Abbott, Lisburn.
Bugler W. Bingham, Lisburn.
Rifleman A. E. Hull, Lisburn.
18156, Rifleman Roger M'Ilroy, Dunmurry.
17928, Rifleman J. Irvine, Dunmurry.
6337, Rifleman R. Hall, Dunmurry.
18232, Rifleman J. M'Comb, Dunmurry.
7263, Rifleman O. Wallace, Dunmurry.
7260, Rifleman P. Dunbar, Broomhedge.
Sergeant Cowan, Lisburn.
Sergeant J. O. Chambers, Lisburn.
Rifleman T. Lynas, Lisburn.
Rifleman W. H. Nelson, Lisburn.
Rifleman John Shaw, Lisburn.
Rifleman Watson Lynch, Lisburn.
Rifleman Jama M'Neice, Lisburn.
Rifleman Samuel Allen, Lisburn.
Rifleman John Murdoch, Lisburn.
Rifleman James Hawthorne, Lisburn.
Rifleman Charlas Rodgers, Lisburn.
Rifleman Edward M'Neice, Lisburn.
Rifleman Joan Fulton, Lisburn.
L.-Corporal William Corken, Lisburn.
L.-Corporal James Neagle, Lisburn.
Rifleman John Clarke, Lisburn.
Rifleman Ed. M'Cann, Lisburn.
Rifleman Robert Hunter, Lisburn.
Rifleman Hugh Smith, Lisburn.
Rifleman James Chapman, Lisburn.
Rifleman William Chapman, Lisburn.
Rifleman Joseph Chapman, Lisburn.
Rifleman Alex. M'Watters, Lisburn.
Rifleman Victor Beattie, Lisburn.
Rifleman John Connolly, Lisburn.
Rifleman W. J. Orr, Lisburn.
Sergeant James Mercer, Lisburn.
Rifleman Janice Lavery, Lisburn.
Rifleman John Lavery, Lisburn.
Bugler Samuel Ward, Lisburn.


Rifleman Henry Brown, Lisburn.

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Major A. P. JENKINS.

Unfortunately we have to confirm the sad news that has been so persistently circulating through the town that Major A. P. Jenkins has been killed in action. Up till well in the forenoon the news was not confirmed, and everyone was hoping for the best, but just a few minutes ago Major Jenkins' brother called with us to say that official confirmation of the dreaded news had arrived. For the comparatively short time Major Jenkins lived here there was no man so well-known nor more highly respected. He took a very active part in forming the 1st Lisburn Battn. U.V.F., and was unanimously appointed commander of that body of men, the majority of whom when the war broke out followed their plucky commander's lead and joined the army, the 1st Lisburn Battalion U.V.F. being formed in a battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles, known as the South Antrim Volunteers. Major Jenkins was a member of the Lisburn Urban Council, the other members of which will learn with very deep regret of the death of their colleague. The flag on the Town Hall is flying at half-mast out of respect for Major Jenkins and those other brave men who fought and fell that we might live. To Mrs. Jenkins, as indeed to the wives and mothers of all those who have fallen, the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community goes out to-day.

Captain C. C. CRAIG.

Captain Charles Curtis Craig is the fifth son of the late Mr. James Craig J.P., of Craigavon, Strandtown, and Tyrella, County Down, and M.P. for South Antrim. Born on 18th February, 1869, he was educated at Clifton College, and entered the House of Commons in 1903 as Conservative member for South Antrim, in succession to the Right Honourable Sir W. G. Ellison-Macartney, K.C.M.G., the distinguished Ulsterman, who resigned the seat on his appointment to the position of Deputy Master of the Mint, and who is new Governor of Tasmania. Captain Craig took a leading part in the anti-Home Rule fight, which was approaching its culmination on the outbreak of the present war. He was an enthusiastic member of the Ulster Volunteer Force, and was one of the first to respond to the call to the colours, obtaining a captain's commission in the South Antrim Battalion, which was formed entirely in his own constituency, on 14th September, 1914. He served with his battalion at Clandeboye, at Seaford, and at Bordon, and accompanied it to the front in October, 1915. A prominent member of the Ulster Unionist Council, Captain Craig was one of several members of that body serving at the front who obtained special leave to attend the momentous meetings held in Belfast early last month for the purpose of discussing and coming to a decision on the Home Rule settlement proposals. He was then looking remarkably well, and spoke in the highest terms of the spirit, and fitness of the men of the Ulster Division.

The London Correspondent of the "Northern Whig" has telegraphed that Colonel James Craig has received a letter from a friend at the front which fully confirms the tidings previously received of the magnificent keenness and gallantry shown by the Ulster Division in the British advance, the letter, it is pleasant to say, also suggests the possibility of a more hopeful view of the case of Captain Chas. Craig. It seems that he was wounded in the knee when the Division had gone far forward, yet continued to direct and encourage his men with as much coolness as if at manoeuvres. He refused to withdraw from the fighting line, and it appears to be thought that in the rush of desperate battle he may chance to have fallen alive into the hands of the enemy. It is of course no agreeable fate to be a prisoner of war in Germany, but it leaves the friends of the prisoner with hope that they may see him again.

Captain Craig, is one of four brothers who volunteered for service at the outbreak of war, the others being LieutenantI Colonel James Craig, M.P., who was Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General of the Ulster Division, until his health broke down last year; Major Clarence Craig, of Tyrella, who is serving with the Royal Engineers of the Ulster Division and Lieutenant E. E. Craig, Army Service Corps.

Captain C. F. K. EWART.

Captain Cecil F. K. Ewart, reported wounded and missing, is a son of Mr. F. W. Ewart, Derryvolgie, Lisburn, of the firm of William Ewart and Son, Limited Bedford Street, Belfast, and a nephew of Sir William Quartus Ewart, Bart., D.L. He was a member of the 1st Lisburn Battalion Ulster Volunteer Force, and commanded I Company. He was exceedingly popular with the men of his company whom he not only allowed to practice shooting on his own private range; but supplied the rifles and ammunition. He was given a commission in the South Antrim Regiment on 1st February, 1915, and his promotion some months ago to the rank of captain was hailed with delight by both officers and men. The news was first communicated to the family by his brother, Captain Gerald Ewart, Army Service Corps. Another brother, Major W. Basil Ewart, is serving with the 15th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (North Belfast Volunteers).

Sec-Lieut. J. C. CARSON.

Second-Lieutenant James Coburn Carson, only son of Mr. James Carson, Parkmount, Lisburn, has been wounded in action and is now in hospital in France. He was gazetted to the 11th Royal Irish Rifles in May, 1915, and has been with the battalion in France since the beginning of February. The report, which up to the present is unofficial, gives rise to the hope that the wounds are not serious. He was prior to enlisting a medical student at Queen's University. He was well-known in hockey and golfing circles, and was Captain at Lisnagarvey (1st XI.) Hockey Club when war was declared. The official intimation intimation from the war Office to the injured officer's father states that Second-Lieutenant Carson is suffering from a gunshot wound in the knee, and that he has arrived at an hospital in Manchester.


Captain Oswald B. Webb, Royal Irish Rifles (South Antrim Volunteers), killed in action, was a son of the late Mr. Chas. J. Webb, J.P., founder and for many years principal of the Old Bleach Linen Company, Randalstown. He was a brother of Mr. W. H. Webb, J.P., a well-known member of the Ulster Unionist Council, and of Lieutenant F. R. Webb, Royal Irish Rifles (South Antrim Volunteers), who was wounded recently. The late Captain Webb was a prominent member of the Ulster Volunteer Force. His cousin, Captain G. W. Webb, Royal Flying Corps, is reported missing. Writing to a Lisburn woman the week before last, consoling her on the death of her son, Captn. Webb said there was no more glorious death than dying for one's country.


Lieutenant Ezekiel Vance, Royal Irish Rifles (South Antrim Volunteers), killed in action, was a son of the late Mr. Wm. Vance, merchant, Antrim, and Mrs. Vance, Riverside, Antrim, a son-in-law of the Right Rev. Dr. West, Antrim (Moderator of the General Assembly), and a brother-in-law of the late Dr. Gorman, Bangor, County Down. Lieut. Vance was educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, and before the war was in the estate agency business with Mr. H. D. M, Barton, of The Bush. He was prominently identified with the Ulster Volunteer movement, and was a company commander of the Antrim contingent.

Captain A. P. I. SAMUELS.

Captain Arthur Purefoy Irwin Samuels, Royal Irish Rifles, who has been wounded in the back by shrapnel, is the only son of Mr. Arthur W. Samuels, K.C., 80 Merrion Square, Dublin, Chancellor of the United Diocese of Down and Connor and Dromore, and a grandson of the late Rev. James Irwin, M.A., Sharon, County Donegal. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated in 1905, and was called to the Bar in Trinity term, 1910, going the North-West circuit. He proceded to the M.A. degree in 1912. Captain Samuels, who formerly held a commission in the Territorial Force, was gazetted a lieutenant in the South Antrim Battalion on 4th November, 1914, and was promoted to the rank of captain on 1st February, 1915. He married Dorothy Gage, daughter of Mr. George L. Young, J.P., of Millmount, Randalstown, and Culdaff House, South Donegal.

Lieut. GUY O. L. YOUNG.

Lieutenant Guy Owen Lawrence Young, Royal Irish Rifles, who is suffering from the effects of gas poisoning, is the youngest son of Mr. George L. Young. J.P., Millmount, Randalstown, and Culdaff House, County Donegall, and a grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel Gardiner Harvey, of Islandnahoe, County Antrim. He was born on 1st January, 1896, and was educated at Dover College, and Trinity College, Dublin. He received his commission in the South Antrim Volunteer Battalion on 25th September, 1914, and got his step on 14th December, 1915. His elder brother, Lieutenant George N. P. Young, 2nd Battalion Leinster Regiment, who was, awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry in the field, died of wounds received in action on 26th July, 1815.

Sec.-Lieut. C. H. H. ORR.

Second-Lieutenant C. H. H. Orr, of the Royal Irish Rifles, attached to a trench-mortar battery, was wounded in the face on Monday, and is suffering from shell shock. The War Office notify that he is in No. 3 General Hospital, Le Treport. The elder son of Mr. J. C. Orr, editor of the "Londonderry Sentinel," Londonderry, he was on the Eastern staff of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, and joined the Universities and Public Schools Corps of the Royal Fusiliers, afterwards obtaining a commission in the Ulster Division. Last month he was gazetted to a trench-mortar battery. His brother, J. C. Orr, is a second-lieutenant in the Rifles, and is also at the front.

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Rifleman Isaac Keery resided in Longstone Street, Lisburn, and was a bricklayer to trade.

Sergeant William Lavery resided at Ballynahinch Road, Lisburn. He served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in the South African War, for which he held both the King's and Queen's medals. After leaving the army he became a postman in the Lisburn Post Office. He was an ardent Unionist, and was one of the original eight who founded the 1st Lisburn Battalion of the Ulster Volunteer Force. His military experience stood him in good stead in raising and drilling that battalion, in which he held the rank of sergeant instructor. On the formation of the South Antrim Volunteers he was one of the first to enrol. He was a member of L.O.L. 141, Lisburn. He leaves a wife and family of five little children to mourn his loss. Deceased's three other brothers also responded to the call of King and country.

Corporal Dick Lavery, Royal Inniskillings, was severely wounded on the retreat front Mons, and on recovery was sent out to and took part in the fighting at the Dardanelles.

Rifleman Jack and James Lavery joined the South Antrim Volunteers and went to the front in October last, and were both in the platoon of which their deceased brother was sergeant The former unfortunately is at present in hospital suffering from shell shock.

Rifleman William Leathem was the eldest son of Mr. William Leathem, 22 Young Street, Lisburn, a prominent Unionist in the district. He served his apprenticeship to the plastering with the late Mr. David M'Henry, Lisburn, and for a time worked in the Queen's Island, Belfast. He was a member of the 1st Lisburn Battalion U.V.F., and was one of the 900 of that battalion who joined en masse the South Antrim Volunteers. He was a member of L.O.L. 557, and was a candidate for admission to the Royal Black Preceptory when he went to the front in October last year. Had he been spared for two more days he would have reached his 22nd birthday. His brother, L.-Corporal John Leathem, who was an apprentice in the "Lisburn Standard" Office, also joined, the 11th Royal Irish Rifles and accompanied the battalion to the front in October. He was invalided home in January. He considered being sent home "very rotten luck" then, but since thinks it was fine, as only for that he would not have got a chance in helping to quash the Irish Rebellion, in which he fought under the command of the famous Captain Colthurst. He was ono of the party who arrested Sheehy Skeffington. At present L.C. Leathem is with the 18th (R.) Battn. at Clandeboye, but hopes to get out soon with a draft to France.

Corporal David Tate, whose death we briefly reported last week, prior to volunteering resided with his parents in Young Street. A pathetic circumstance is that he was married a few days before the South Antrim Volunteers left England for the front. His young wife, with whom much sympathy is felt, resides at 97 Ballynahinch Road.

Rifleman David Boyd, killed, resided with his widowed mother at Millbrook, Lisburn. He was organ blower in Lisburn Cathedral and worked at Glenmore.

Rifleman John Harvey, killed, was an employee of the Island Spinning Co. His wife and four little children live in Island Row.

Rifleman John Brown, succumbed to wounds, is the youngest son of Mr. John Brown, Low Road. Prior to enlisting he worked in Hilden Dye Works. His brother, Henry Brown, is missing.

The death from wounds took place on 30th ult. of Rifleman James Waring, of Dunmurry.

Company Sergt.-Major Samuel Breathwaite, wounded, is a son of Mr. Samuel Breathwaite, Millbrook Street, Lisburn. He served in the South African War, for which he holds both the King's and Queen's medals. He was a sergeant instructor in the 1st Lisburn Battalion U.V.F. prior to the war. Three other brothers are in the army.

Sergeant J. Abbott was also a member of the 1st Lisburn Company U.V.F., and naturally joined the South Antrim Volunteers. He belongs to M'Keown Street, and has two brothers serving.

Bugler William Bingham was an apprentice in the "Lisburn Standard," since joining which he resided with his uncle, Mr. Samuel Welsh, Antrim Street, Lisburn. His father is a signalman on the Great Northern Railway at Rush and Link Station, fourteen miles on this side of Dublin. Bugler Bingham is an Orangemen, a keen Unionist, and, needless to say, was a member of the local battalion of the U.V.F. He is a musician of no mean order, and played a solo cornet in the old Lisburn Temperance Silver Band. Keen regret was felt in the "Lisburn Standard" Office when the news came through that "Billy" had been wounded.

Rifleman Roger M'Ilroy, R.T.R. (South Antrim Regiment), wounded, resided with his wife at 3 Hill Street, Dunmurry. Before enlisting he was employed by Messrs. Riddell and Co., Donegall Place, Belfast. He is a member of the Macartney Flute Band, Dunmurry, most of the members of which are also serving in the South Antrim Regiment.

Rifleman John Shaw, reported wounded, is the only son of Mr. John Shaw, 24 Young Street, Lisburn. He was serving his apprenticeship as a fitter in Belfast when the war broke out. He was a member of the 1st Lisburn Battlion U.V.F. Rev. John T. Bird, chaplain to the forces, writing from No. 10 General Hospital, France, to Rifleman Shaw's mother says -- "Your son asks me to write you a line to say he is in hospital, wounded in the left hand. He is doing well, and hopes to recover soon."

Rifleman Watson Lynch, is the second son of Mr. George Lynch, Navigation House, Lisburn. Rifleman Lynch has arrived in England. He is wounded in the face and neck, but his wounds are not of a serious nature.

Rifleman James M'Niece, son of Mr. James M'Neice, Bridge Street, was wounded on Tuesday week in the chest and ankles. He is at present in the Lord Derby Hospital, Warrington. In a letter to his mother yesterday he asked to have a copy pf last week's and a copy of the previous week's "Lisburn Standard" forwarded to him.

Rifleman Samuel Allen, son of Mr. Geo. Allen, Bridge Street, has been wounded and is in hospital in Oxford.

Rifleman John Murdock, wounded, resided with his wife and three children in Gregg Street. He was employed in Messrs. Pedlow's prior to volunteering.

Rifleman James Hawthorne, wounded, resided with his mother and sister in Sloan Street. He was a breadserver in Mr. M'Keown's.

Rifleman Charles Rodgers, wounded, resided with his parents in Gregg Street, and worked in the firm of Messrs. William Barbour and Sons.

Rifleman Edward M'Neice, wounded, resided with his parents in Sloan Street. He was employed in Messrs. Millar and Stevensons.

Rifleman John Fulton, wounded, was employed in the Island Mill prior to the war. His wife resides at Hillhall Road.

L.-Corpl. William Corken, wounded is a son of Mr. Henry Corken, Gregg Street. Another brother, Sergeant Henry Corken, was drowned at the front a few weeks ago. Rifleman Corken was a member of the Lisburn Temperance Silver Band.

L.-Corpl. James Neagle, wounded, was another employee of the Island Spinning Company. His wife and two children reside at the Island Cottage. L.-Corporal Neagle's brother, Rifleman Fras. Neagle, was killed in action a few weeks ago.

Rifleman John Clarke, wounded, was in the Island Factory prior to the war. He is an only son, and resided with his mother in Young Street.

Rifleman Edward M'Cann, Old Hillsborough Road, wounded, is a son of Mr. David M'Cann, of Messrs. Robt. Stewart and Sons.

Rifleman Robert Hunter, wounded, resided with his sister, Mrs. Morrow, Hillhall Road. Rifleman Hunter is a brother-in-law of Mr. James Foyle, the Linfield football player.

Rifleman Hugh Smith resided with his aunt. Miss Smith, Plantation. He worked in Messrs. Connor's, Bridge Street. He is at present in hospital in England.

Rifleman James Chapman and Rifleman William Chapman, wounded, are brothers. James lives with his widowed mother in Longstone Street, and William was married since he volunteered for active service.

Rifleman Joseph Chapman, Smithfield, reported wounded, is a cousin.

Rifleman Alex. M'Watters, wounded, resided with his parents in Antrim Street. He was serving his apprenticeship with Mr. Joseph Scott to the painting he joined the South Antrim Volunteers.

Rifleman Victor Beattie, wounded, Bachelors' Walk, was a cabinetmaker before volunteering. His people live in Bachelors' Walk.

Rifleman John Connolly, wounded, resided with his wife at 127 Gregg Street. He was a painter to trade.

Rifleman W. J. Orr, wounded, belongs to Lisburn, but his parents have recently gone to reside in Belfast.

Sergeant James Mercer, wounded, is the well-known Ashmount footballer. He worked in the Island Mill.

Bugler S. Ward resides at No.8 Sandymead, Lisburn. His brothers, Sergeant James and Rifleman Thomas Ward, are also serving.

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Corporal James Cherry, Lisburn. Rifleman E. Ashe (Y.C.V.'s) Lisburn. Rifleman Robert Harding (Y.C.V.'s), Lisburn.

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Corporal James Cherry, wounded, is the only surviving son of Mr. James Cherry, Violet Vale, Lisburn. Corporal Cherry is in an hospital near Birmingham. He was employed as a chemist's assistant in Enniskillen, and on the outbreak of war, joined the 11th (Service) Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Donegal and Fermanagh Volunteers).

Rifleman Ernest Ashe (Y.C.V.'s), youngest son of Mr. J. R. Ashe, 18 Bow Street, Lisburn, has been wounded, but it is believed not seriously, at the following letter, received by his father this morning would seem to show:-- "Dear Mr. Ashe -- I am glad to be able to write that Ernie was found last night. He was wounded by a machine gun bullet in both hips, and the wound is in flesh. He made his way back to the trench, and has been in a dug-out, and this evening was brought here. After medical treatment and a deep he will be removed to base hospital, and I expect will soon be in England. He is in splendid spirits, and his constitution will soon bring him to convalescence. -- ?. J. Wright, 108th Field Ambulance.

Rifleman Rupert Harding, wounded, (Y.C.V.'s), is the seventh son of Mr. Arthur Harding, Bachelors' Walk, Lisburn, and has three brothers serving at the front.

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Rifleman Jack Smith, Eglantine.
Rifleman W. J. Berry, Culcavey.
Riflemen Robert Harrison, Hillsborough.


Rifleman W. J. Johnston, Hillsborough.
Rifleman Oliver Crossey, Culcavey.
Rifleman Theodore Stewart, Maze.
Rifleman David Gibson, Hillsborough Park.
Rifleman George Acheson, Culcavey.

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Rifleman Jack Smith, R. I. Rifles (1st County Down Volunteers), is the second son of Mr. Joseph Smith, Eglantine. He has died from wounds received in the commencement of the Big Push on Saturday. He was prior to tbs war a member of the Hillsborough Company of the U.V.F.

Rifleman W. J. Berry, R. I. Rifles (1st County Down Volunteers), who has been reported "killed in action" on Saturday, was an employee of the Hillsborough Linen Company, Ltd., prior to the war. He was a member of the U.V.F., and very naturally joined the battalion of Irish Rifles raised locally for active service, He resided with his widowed mother at Culcavey.

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Private Arthur Rooney, Lisburn. Private James Rooney, Lisburn.


Lieutenant H. J. M'Connell. 8324, Corporal T. Sharkey, Lisburn.

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Private Arthur Rooney, of the Canadians, who was reported missing, is now reported killed. He served in the Boer War. Before emigrating to Canada eleven years ago he was a baker in Mr. John M'Watters, Belfast. His brother Henry who emigrated three years ago, is also reported killed with the Canadians. They are sons of Mr. Patrick Rooney, Antrim Street.

Lieutenant Harold J. M'Connell, reported wounded, was in Cox's Bank, Charing Cross, London. On the outbreak of the war he joined the Public Schools Battalion is a private, and was subsequently given a commission in the 5th R.I.R. (Royal South Downs), stationed at Palace Barracks, Holywood. He was for sometime officer in charge of Orlock Hill Detachement. He proceeded to the front to join his battalion about two months ago. Lieutenant M'Connell is a son of the late Mr. W. M'Connell, of Lisnastrain, Lisburn, and nephew of Mr. Thomas M'Connell, R.D.C., Ballinderry, and cousin of Mr. John T. M'Connell, solicitor, Lisburn.

Corporal T. Sharkey, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, wounded, is home on leave in Lisburn at present, and on Monday saw in a daily paper his name reported in a list of those killed in action. Fortunately he was able, like the late Mark Twain was on one occasion, to say his death was "very much exaggerated."



General Nugent's Special Order of the Day
Nothing Finer has been Done in the War.

A special Order of the Day issued by Major-General Nugent, Commanding Officer of the Ulster Division, contains the following:--

The General-Officer Commanding the Ulster Division desires the Division to know that in his opinion nothing finer has been done in the war than the attack by the Ulster Division on the 1st July.

The advance across the open to the German lines was carried out with the steadiness of a parade movement, under fire from front and flank, by troops of the highest quality. They did all that men could do, and in common with every battalion, all the officers and men showed most conspicuous courage and devotion. They captured 600 prisoners, and carried the advance to the limits of the objective laid down.

There is nothing in the operations carried out by the Ulster Division of the 1st July that will not be a source of pride to all Ulstermen.

The Division has been highly tried, and has emerged from the ordeal with groat honour, having fulfilled in every particular the great expectations formed of it.

Tales of individual and collective heroism on the part of both officers and men come in from every side too numerous to mention; all showing that the standard of gallantry and devotion attained is one that may be equalled but never likely to be surpassed.

The General Officer Commanding deeply regrets the heavy casualties of officers and men, but is proud beyond description, as every officer and man in the Division may very well be, of the magnificent example of sublime courage and discipline the Ulster Division has given to the army.

Though many of our gallant men have gone the spirit that animated them remains in the Division, and will never die.

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The following "Order of the Day" was issued by General Nugent to the Ulster Division on the 20th of June, just before the great attack on the German lines:--

On the eve of the offensive for which the Ulster Division has trained and waited for so many months I wish that every officer and man of the Division should know how absolutely confident I feel that the honour of the British army, that the honour of Ulster are in safe keeping in their hands.

It has been my privilege to command the Division in France during the past nine months, during which time I have had various opportunities of seeing that it has been steadfast in defence and gallant in minor offensives.

The time has now come to show to the world the qualities which fit it for the great offensive about to open.

Much is expected of the Ulster Division, and I am certain that the expectation will be fulfilled. Resolution, self-reliance and the spirit that knows no surrender and no defeat are present in full measure in every unit of the Division, and will bear fruit in the battlefield which will redound to the credit of our country.

Nine months ago the King after his inspection of the Division desired me to write and tell him how it bore itself in its first great encounter with the enemy.

I know that I shall be able to write and tell him that the men of the Ulster Division bore themselves like men in the day of battle, and did all that was expected of them.

To every officer and man of the Division I say -- Success and honour.


Major-General NUGENT,
Commanding 36th Division.

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Captain Arthur P. Richardson, of Purton House, Wilts, has received the following letter in connection with the death of his son, Captain Mervyn Stronge Richardson, 1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who fell in action at Fricourt, when inspecting the wire in front of the firing line at midnight on 19th March last:--

30th June. War Office, Whitehall -- I have it in command from his Majesty the King to inform you, as next-of-kin of the late Captain Mervyn Strange Richardson, of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, that this officer was mentioned in a despatch from Sir Douglas Haig dated 30th April, 1916, and published in the second supplement to the "London Gazette" of 13th June, dated 15th June, 1916, for gallant and distinguished service in the field. I am to express to you the King's high appreciation of these services, and to add that his Majesty trusts that their public acknowledgment may be of some consolation in your bereavement. -- I have the honour to be, your obedient servant, M. D. Graham, Lieutenant-Colonel, Assistant Military Secretary.

Captain Richardson was a grandson of the late Mr. Jonathan Richardson, J.P., of Glenmore, Lisburn.

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In a message to the people of Ulster Sir Edward Carson says:--

I desire to express, on my own behalf and that of my colleagues from Ulster, the pride and admiration with which we heave learnt of the unparalleled acts of heroism and bravery which were carried out by the Ulster Division in the great offensive movement on the 1st July.

From all accounts that we have received, they have made the supreme sacrifice for the Empire of which they were so proud, with a courage, coolness and determination, in the face of the most trying difficulties, which have upheld the greatest traditions of the British Army.

Our feelings are, of course, mingled with sorrow and sadness at the loss of so many men who were to us personal friends and comrades, but we believe that the spirit of their race will at a time of such grief and anxiety sustain those who mourn their loss, and set an example to others to follow in their footsteps.

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"The Most Gallant Men in the World."

A distinguished English Staff Officer writing at the Front to Lieut.-Colonel Fred. Crawford, Belfast, on 3rd July, says:--

The Division has been through an ordeal by fire, gas, and poison. It has behaved marvellously, and has got through all the German lines.

Our gallant fellows marched into a narrow alley of death, shouting "No Surrender" and "Remember the Boyne."

I wish I had been born an Ulsterman, but I am proud to have been associated with those wonderful men -- the most gallant in the world. I fully realise how you feel where you are.

Many a family in Ulster will have lost a son or a father out here. I do not belive men ever passed to another world in so glorious a light.

After the day before yesterday I hope I may be allowed the rest of my life to maintain my association with the Ulster Province.

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A desire having been expressed for the issue of information as to the medals which may be earned by soldiers for war service, the Secretary of the War Office announces that the medals in question are the following:--

(1) The Victoria Cross. -- The conditions under which this is awarded are well known. Up to the present date 86 Victoria Crosses have been awarded in the present war to warrant-officers, non-commissioned officers, and soldiers.

(2) The Military Cross is awarded for "distinguished services in time of war," and may bo won by warrant-officers, as well as by commissioned officers, of rank not above that of captain. 130 warrant-officers, have received the Military Cross up to date.

(3) The Distinguished Conduct Medal is awarded for individual acts of distinguished conduct and for devotion to duty in the field. This medal has been earned by about 6,150 warrant-officers, non-commissioned officers, and soldiers during the present war to date.

(4) The Military Medal, which was instituted some two months ago, is awarded to non-commissioned officers and soldiers for individual or associated acts of bravery in the field. About 1,700 of these have been conferred up to date.

(5) The General War Medal, the issue of which is not decided until peace has been concluded.


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Lisburn Standard - Friday, 14 July, 1916


BOYD -- Died of wounds received in action, 1st July, 1916, No. 17295, Private David Boyd, R.I.R. (South Antrim Regiment). Inserted by J. DORAN and E. M'NEICE.

BOYD -- Died of wounds received in action on 1st July, 1916, No. 17295, Private David Boyd, R.I.R. (South Antrim Regiment), dearly-beloved son of Elizabeth Boyd. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Mother, 14 Millbrook Road, Lisburn.

WARING -- July 11, 1916, at his residence, Rosslyn, Dunmurry, Paul, the beloved son of William Waring. Funeral at three o'clock this (Friday) afternoon, to Derriaghy Churchyard. Inserted by his sorrowing Father and Brothers.



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British Make Appreciable Advances Following Sharp Infantry Fighting.

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Another Long List of Local Casualties.

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In addition to the seventy-three local casualties reported last Friday we give today another unofficial list of local men killed and wounded in the Big Push on the 1st July. The War Office lists have not yet been published, and until they are there will be many anxious hearts in town, as in several instances relatives have received no news from their dear ones.

Now that the offensive has been wrested from the enemy there is no occasion for pessimism. The latest official report states as a result of sharp infantry fighting the British have not only held their own but made appreciable advances at various points. Some German howitzers have been captured, which adds Sir Douglas Haig, "will be used against the enemy at a suitable opportunity."

On the French lines operations seem to have slipped back into trench warfare, with raiding, mining, and artillery activity. There has been no infantry fighting at Verdun, but an intense bombardment was carried on, especially on the Souville sector.

The Petrograd communique announces stubborn fighting west of the Lower Stryps (Galicia), in the course of which the Russians took over 2,000 prisoners, one gun, and some machine guns. A success is reported from the Caucasus front, west of Krneroum, while in the Black Sea Russian torpedeo boats have captured a Turkish steamer and sunk a steamer and two tugs.

The Italians have routed a force of Austrians who attacked their positions north of Maga Zugna (Adige Valley). The enemy suffered heavy losses.

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Must have been Taken Prisoner.

Mrs. Craig, wife of the Member for South Antrim, has written to Mr. W. H. H. Lyons, D.L., Richmond Lodge, Strandtown, acknowledging a sympathetic message from the South Antrim Constitutional Association regarding her husband, Captain C. C. Craig, who is unofficially reported wounded and missing, but who, it is hoped, is alive although in the hands of the Germans. Mrs. Craig states that Captain Artur P. I. Samuels, Royal Irish Rifles (South Antrim Volunteers), has sent her the following statement by Rifleman Samuel Rea, B Co. --

At about ten o'clock, when we had got to the fourth line, there were a lot of Germans in the dug-outs who were sniping at the men approaching the fourth line. Just than I saw the captain hit in the right leg. He fell down, and myself and another man lifted him into a shell hole. We bandaged up his leg. The bullet had gone through the calf of his leg. About half an hour arter we had to fall back. The captain told us to look after ourselves. We could not have carried him back, as it was a long way to the third line, and he was very heavy. We left him in the shell-hole, and retreated back to he third line. We saw nothing more of him, and he must have been taken prisoner by the Germans, who were coming in. The captain did not seem to be in pain or to trouble at being left. He was just his own old self, and was quite all right when we left him.

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Wounded Lisburn Man's Appealing Cry.

Driver C. F. M'Cahey, of the Ulster Divisional Train, A.S.C., writing to his brother in Lisburn on the 1st inst., says --

So the great day has come at last, and the Ulster Divison has made a name for itself to-day that will live for ever. The advance commenced this morning about 7 o'clock, and before 12 they had taken four lines of trenches. There was no stopping of them; they just went off on their own and swept all before them, but I a m afraid they have paid a very heavy price in lives and wounded.

Writing on the following day, Driver M'Cahey says -- Yesterday evening after I had got my horse and tack finished I went over to the first aid field dressing station. We volunteered to help with the wounded, who had been coming in a constant stream all day. The doctors, attendants, and stretcher-bearers were all tired out, the wounded were all lying in rows outside on stretchers waiting their turn to get dressed, so we went round them, giving them tea, writing p.c.'s home to their friends; any who wanted a cigarette we lighted one and gave it to them, helped to carry them in to the doctors, and di everything we could to relieve their pain.

Some fresh cases had just come in, and I went over to one young fellow to see what I could do for him. As I stooped over him he called me by my name, "Charlie," and when I looked, it was a Lisburn boy. He was quite conscious, and not suffering much pain, so I raised him up and gave him a drink of tea. I saw he was losing a great deal of blood, so after I had talked to him for some ten minutes I got some help, and we carried him right to the doctor's operating table. He seemed to be very thankful for it. I went in to see him again when the doctors were dressing him.

I had to leave the place about 11.30 for an hour's rest, as I had to be up again about 12.30 in the morning. I felt sick at heart as I lay down to sleep, as I am writing, one of our fellows who is just down from the trenches says that Lieut. Wedgewood was killed this evening. He is a son of the Rev. G. H. Wedgewood, of Belfast.

The scene out here is past description. The constant stream of traffic on the roads is wonderful. Motor waggons, motor cars, motor despatch riders racing along at top speed, and, with the noise of our artillery, certainly this is the greatest battle the world has ever seen, but I cannot give you any idea of it, so will finish.

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Mr. H. Corkin, 83 Gregg Street, called with us and wished to know if we were publishing Mr. M'Cahey's letter. On our replying in the affirmative, Mr. Corkin said:-- "Well, I want you to let the people of Lisburn know that Mr. M'Cahey's action saved my boy Willie's life. He was the Lisburn boy referred to, and had Mr. M'Cahey not done what he did all would have been over in a minute or two with Willie through the loss of blood. We can never feel grateful enough to Mr. M;'Cahey for what he did for our boy."

We are glad to be able to add that Rifleman Corkin is in the Military Hospital, Hampstead, and according to a letter received from the military chaplain "is feeling better and is quite cheerful. A bullet passed through his chest, so there will be no Painful work of extraction."





Captain Cecil F. K. EWART.
Second-Lieut. J. W. SALTER


Lieutenant REX H. NEILL.
Second-Lieutenant B. W. GAMBLE.
Second-Lieutenant G. N. HUNTER.
Second-Lieutenant C. J. H. SAMUELS.



Lance-Corporal F. J. Lennox.


Rifleman Moses Atkinson, Antrim Road, Lisburn.
Rifleman Thomas Atkinson, Antrim Road, Lisburn.
Rifleman Thomas Blake, Derriaghy.
Rifleman William Blake, Derriaghy.
Rifleman A. Benson, Broomhedge.
Rifleman Wm. Campbell, Broomhedge.
Rifleman John Corkin, Gregg St., Lisburn.
Rifleman Richard Harbinson, Crumlin.
Rifleman Samuel M'Clelland, Crumlin.
Rifleman Wm. M'Ginness, Longstone St., Lisburn.
Rifleman John M'Ginness, Longstone St., Lisburn.
Rifleman Thomas Nelson, Lismoney, Lisburn.
Rifleman Jack Ramsey, Young Street, Lisburn.
Rifleman Wm. Wright, Seymour Street, Lisburn.
Rifleman Thomas Ward, Longstone St., Lisburn.

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Lieutenant REX H. NEILL.

Lieutenant Rex H. Neill, son of Mr. Reginald Neill, Colingwood, Dunmurry, was at first reported wounded, and this intimation was followed by a wire from the War Office to say that he was "reported missing." Mr. Neill has since learned from a private source that his son is "slightly wounded and a prisoner," and it is sincerely hoped that the last message is the correct one. Lieutenant Neill took a keen interest in the Ulster Volunteer movement prior to the war. He was an officer in the 2nd Battalion South Antrim Regiment.

Second-Lieutenant C. J. H. SAMUELS.

Second-Lieutenant C. J. H. Samuels, wounded, is a cousin of Captain A. P. I. Samuels, of the same battalion, who is a son of Mr. A. W. Samuels, K.C., and son-in-law of Mr. G. L. Young, D.L., Randalstown.

Second-Lieutenant J. W. SALTER.

Second-Lieutenant J. W. Salter, killed, was a son of Mr. J. Salter, a harbour official in County Cork. He obtained his commission in the Reserve of the Royal Irish Rifles Clandeboye on 15th March, 1915, and was afterwards sent to the Southampton regiment at the front.


Lieutenant William Ellis, is the only son of Mr. Wm. Ellis, C.P.S., Toomebridge. He was an active member of the U.V.F., and held a position in the South Antrim Regiment, being one of the first to respond to the call.

Captain C. F. K. EWART.

This gallant young officer, who was unofficially reported as wounded and missing, is now officially reported "killed on 1st July." Captain Ewart was a son of Mr. F. W. Ewart, Derryvolgie, Lisburn, and a personal note regarding him appeared in our last issue.

Second-Lieutenant G. N. HUNTER.

Sec.-Lieutenant George Nelson Hunter, wounded, is the second son of Mr. Samuel Hunter, Gracepark Gardens, Dublin, public valuer to his Majesty's Treasury in Ireland. This officer, who is an Associate of the Royal College of Science, Ireland, spent the three years prior to the war in the Victorian State Service, Australia, and joined the Field Engineers of the Australian Forces shortly after the opening of hostilities. He saw active service at the Lone Pine trenches at Anzac, and was invalided home. On recovery he obtained a commission in the 19th (Reserve) Battn. Royal Irish Rifles, and was married on 5th June last at Belfast Cathedral to Rita Wilson, daughter of Mr. J. N. M'Cammond, C.E., Brandon Towers, Sydenham, and granddaughter of the late Sir William M'Cammond, J.P., Walton, for Fortwilliam Park, a former Lord Mayor of Belfast.

Second-Lieut. B. W. GAMBLE.

Second-Lieutenant B. W. Gamble, Royal Irish Rifles, wounded, is a son of Mr. Baptist Gamble, 2 Elmwood Terrace, goods manager G.N.R., Belfast, and was employed on the railway before receiving his commission in the Ulster Division. He was trained at Clandeboye, and was attached at the front to the South Antrims.



Lance-Corporal F. J. Lennox was in charge of the woollens and ready-made department in Messrs. Duncan's for two years prior to joining the South Antrim Volunteers. He was a member of the local battalion U.V.F. and a member of L.O.L. 557, Lisburn. He was a son of Mr. W. G. Lennox, Aughrim, Castledawson, Co. Derry.

Riflemen Thomas and William Blake, wounded, are sons of Mrs. Blake, Derryiaghy, who has three other boys in the army -- one of whom, Private Robert Blake, King's Own Scottish Borderers, is reported wounded.

Rifleman John Corkin, wounded, is a son of Mr. Henry Corkin, 83 Gregg St., Lisburn. His brother, Rifleman Willie Corkin, was also wounded in the Big Push. Another brother, Sergeant Henry Corkin, also belonging to the South Antrim Volunteers, was accidentally drowned at the front on May 17.

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Captain H. P. BEGGS, Dunmurry.

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Captain H. P. BEGGS.

Capital H. P. Beggs, Royal Irish Rifles (East Belfast Volunteers), missing, believed killed, is the younger son of Mr. Samuel Beggs, Dunmurry, and a grandson of the late Mr. W. J. M. Parker, of Carelton House, Blaris. Before the war he was in the employment of Messrs. Richardson, Sons & Owden, with which firm his father is also associated, at there Glenmore works. Captain Beggs was an enthusiastic member of the U.V.F., and has served in the Ulster Division since 1914, being promoted captain early this year. He was a prominent athlete, being a playing member of the Lisburn and Cliftonville Cricket Clubs and Cliftonville Hockey Club. He was one of the most unassuming young men, and never wished to appear in the limelight. So sensitive indeed was he in this respect that he expressed the wish should anything happen that his photograph would not appear in the newspapers. Mr. Beggs has received no further news.


(1st County Down Volunteers.)

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Rifleman James Berry, Hillsborough.
Rifleman F. Crangle, Aughnatrisk.
Rifleman Richard Crawley, Hillsborough.
Rifleman Oliver Crossley, Culcavey.
Rifleman Stephen Gray, Culcavey.
Rifleman Samuel Hamilton, Hillsborough.
Rifleman George Heenan, Hillsborough.
Rifleman Thomas Mercer, Culcavey.
Rifleman Joseph Thompson, Culcavey.


Rifleman George Atcheson, Culcavey.
Rifleman Samuel Freeland, Aughendunvarran.
Rifleman David Gibson, Hillsborough.
Rifleman William Johnston, Hillsborough.
Rifleman Robert Johnston, Hillsborough.
Rifleman Jack Morgan, Newport.
Rifleman Thomas M'Knight, Ballykeel-Ednagonell.
Rifleman Sandy Stewart, Annacloy.
L.-Corporal Theodore Stewart, Maze.
Rifleman James Turner, Hillsborough.
Rifleman William Hughes, Hillsborough.
Rifleman William Walker, Culcavey.
Rifleman Nelson Thompson, Culcavey.
Rifleman James Andrews, Hillsborough.
Rifleman Thomas Ashley M'Bride, Lower Maze.

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Sapper Victor Hunter, R.E., Low Road, Lisburn.

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Lieutenant Rex H. Neill
Lieutenant Rex H. Neill
(South Antrim Volunteers.)

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Appeal from Mrs. C. C. Craig.

(To the Editor of "Lisburn Standard.")

53 Great Cumberland Place, London, July 12, 1916.

Dear Sir, -- as the events of the last few days make it most probable that many of our South Antrim men -– 11th Battalion R. I. Rifles -- are now prisoners in Germany, I hope you will let me appeal through your columns for further subscriptions to my fund for the benefit of the men of this Battalion, from the people of South Antrim, so that I may be able to forward sufficient money to Lady Carson's Ulster Division Comforts Fund to ensure every one of our men having parcels of food sent regularly to them. -– Yours truly,


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Rifleman David Boyd, Millbrook
Rifleman David Boyd, Millbrook
(South Antrim Volunteers.)



A new "Searchlight."

As it is of general interest and gives a vivid account of some breathless moments spent in No Man's Land, we give below an extract from a letter just received by us from an officer at the front, a letter which was overdue and awaited with much concern:--

To-night we shall have concluded another four days and four nights in the first line trenches. We have experienced our usual bad luck as to the weather, but otherwise it has been all right. I spent two hours in No Man's Land last night . . . and when I got back I was absolutely wet to the skin, so bad that I took my clothes off and had a few hours sleep in the mud in the nude wrapped up in an army blanket. I had to put on the wet clothes this morning, as one has only in the trenches what one stand up in; but I don't feel any ill effects, either physically or mentally. By the way, one of the two men I had out with me made a remark which struck me at the time as being too funny not to be repeated. We were getting very close to the German wire, and as flares were going up from both trenches the possibility of us been discovered by the Boche was pretty imminent. I evidently must have been raising my head too high or too often for this chap's peace of mind, for he crawled up to me and whispered: "Do keep down your head, sir; your face is so clean that it shines like a searchlight, and if they see you they'll pot you sure." The funniest part of it was I had made my toilet that morning with half a pint of water. I had intended if I got a "Blighty" to be at least shaved and clean, and here I was in danger of it being my undoing.



Rifleman Robert Fraser (South Antrim Volunteers), writing home to his mother, who lives in Tannabrick, Lisburn, to say he came safely through the big push, adds:--

I got through without a scratch. It was the best day I ever had, and I would rather miss the 12th July then have missed it.



A young Lisburn soldier (serving with the Canadians), writing to Mr. William Ritchie, J.P., Bridge Street, thanking him for comforts safely received, says the Canadians have come through what is generally believed to do be the stiffest fight excepting Verdun (his letter was written in June), and goes on to say:--

I never thought I could have stood anything like it. The dead and the dying all around was very unnerving, but while that is so pride of race and Empire makes us stand to conquer; and no one has any doubts here but that Britain will triumph in the end."



First time in the History of the Orange Institution.

For the first time in the history of the Orange Institution in Lisburn the Twelfth on Wednesday last was allowed to pass over with and any public celebration. The customary midnight drumming in the period was abandoned, there were no arches nor flags displayed, there was no procession, no service, and, in fact, "no nothing except rain," as one little fellow was heard to deplore. Most of the large mills and factories were closed, as were the majority of the business premises, but at no time, during the day or evening was anything approaching the nature of a crowd seen on the streets. Following the lead of Belfast, on the stroke of twelve noon the doors leading into the railway station were shot, and remained closed for five minutes as an evidence of remembrance and sorrow for the fallen brave of the Ulster Division as well as sympathy for the bereaved relatives.

The heavy losses sustained by the Division at the front during the past fortnight have brought sadness and mourning to many a home in the North, and it was felt that anything in the nature of rejoicing anywhere in Ulster would be out of place. At nighttime the several lodges held their customary business meetings, at which resolutions of sympathy passed with the relatives of members of the Order who have fallen.

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Magheragall Presbyterian Church.

In Magheragall Presbyterian Church on Sunday, at a special intercessory service, which was attended by the Orangemen of the district, special reference was made by the Rev H. J. Lilburn to the gallant and undying heroism of the Ulster Division.



In the House of Commons last night,

Sir Charles Henry asked the Secretary for War whether any decision has been arrived at with regard to granting those men who had served in the army during the present war, and on account of wounds or illness contracted during that period had been discharged, some distinctive badge by which their services would be recognised.

Mr. Forster -- It has been decided to issue such a badge, and the design has been approved, but the conditions under which the badge is to be awarded are under consideration, and have not yet been settled.

Sir Clement Kinloch Cooke (U.) asked whether men invalided home suffering from shell shock, rheumatism, pneumonia, or trench fever would receive the same recognition in the way of gold stripes as men actually wounded.

Mr. Forster replied that the Army Orders gave particulars to the distinction in dress authorised for officers and soldiers who had been wounded, but there was no badge contemplated for those who have been sent home on account of sickness.

Sir Clement Kinloch Cooke -- Does the honourable gentleman mean sickness shell shock, rheumatism, pneumonia, and trench fever?

Mr. Forster -- I do not know about shell shock. The others are obviously sickness.

Sir Charles Henry -- Is there really any distinction between sickness and other incapacity?


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